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Thursday, July 19, 2018

Roger W. Burns (July 7, 2018)

Roger W. Burns age 68, of Versailles passed away at 11:28 AM on Saturday, July 7, 2018, at Versailles Health Care Center.

Roger was born November 27, 1949, in Darke County to Donald L. & Thelma M. (Stephan) Burns of Minster.

In addition to his parents, Roger is also survived by his siblings, Virgil & Lynda Burns of Greenville, Bonnie & Larry Rismiller of New Bremen, Joyce & Jon Parin of Vandalia, Marlin & Lisa Burns of Troy, Theresa & Tony Speelman of Anna and Denise & Doug Jutte of Minster; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Roger served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. Roger worked at Stolle Machinery in Sidney for 15 years where he was a press operator, Clean-All in Sidney for 9 years and delivered the Sidney Daily Newspaper in Versailles. He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church near North Star and attended the Webster United Methodist Church.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, July 12, 2018, at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles. Burial will follow in St. Paul Lutheran Church Cemetery near North Star. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 10:00 to 11:00 AM at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church 13495 Greenville St. Marys Rd. (North Star) Versailles, OH 45380. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Mrs. Ruth E. Twaits (July 19, 2018)

Mrs. Ruth E. Twaits, 95 of Greenville, Ohio and formerly of Palestine, Ohio. Passed away on Thursday July 19, 2018 at 5:26 AM at the Brethren Retirement Community, Greenville, Ohio. She was born June 2, 1923 in Darke County, Ohio the daughter of the late Julius & Molly (Dorsten) Mestemaker. She and her husband owned and operated Red & Ruth’s Tavern of Palestine retiring in 1988.

She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church; Rosary Altar Society; and VFW Ladies Auxiliary.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband: Harley J. “Red” Twaits on June 11, 2004 whom she married June 7, 1947; her granddaughter: Laura Jane Clum on December 8, 1997; brother: Alvin Mestemaker; sisters: Ella Mae Barga, Mary Jean Schoelein, Anna Rita Heckler.

She is survived by her son & daughter in law: Mark & Kay Twaits of Greenville; daughters & sons in law: Judy & Charles Kuhens of Clinton, TN., Janet & Wayne Pepper of Greenville, Joyce & Dan Laux of Paonia, Colorado, Julia & Jim Bilbee of Indianapolis, Indiana, Jane & Scott Clum of Greenville, Jean & Wayne Kirtley of New Madison; 16 grandchildren; 4 step grandchildren; 41 great grandchildren; 1 great great grandchild; brother & sister in law: Paul & Mary Mestemaker of New Weston; numerous nieces & nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday July 23, 2018 at 10:30 AM at St. Mary’s Catholic Church 233 West Third Street, Greenville, Ohio with Rev. Fr. Jim Simons Celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Church Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 2:00 PM until 4:00 PM on Sunday July 22, 2018 and from 9:00 AM until 10:00 AM on Monday at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio. Prayers will be held on Sunday at 1:45 PM and the Rosary Altar Society will pray the Rosary at 4:00 PM on Sunday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to State of the Heart Care or the Cancer Association of Darke County.

Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Deborah "Deb" Davidson-Smith (July 16, 2018)

Deborah "Deb" Davidson-Smith, 58, of New Madison passed away peacefully on July 16, 2018 at State of the Heart Care Center in Greenville.

Deb was born on October 25, 1959 in Greenville, Ohio to Wilma Lee "Boots" (Goubeaux) Davidson of Greenville and the late Duane "Buster" Davidson.

In addition to her father, Deb was preceded in death by her beloved dog, Maddie.

Her greatest joy was spending time with her family and friends, especially her two granddaughters. She enjoyed flowers, antiques and laughing. Deb was best known for spreading joy to those around her with simple acts of kindness, especially through big hugs and prayer. Deb was a member of St. John's Catholic Church in New Paris, Ohio. Deb, along with her daughter, Ambrosia, owned and operated Wildflowers in New Madison.

Deb is survived by her husband of 19 years, Thomas J. Smith of New Madison, whom she married October 23, 1999; her daughter and son-in-law, Ambrosia (Matthew) Ayette of New Madison; her son and daughter-in-law, Shanon (Olivia) Smith of New Madison; her granddaughters, Shelby and Scarlett; her brothers, Dan (Melony) Davidson and David (Sherry) Davidson, all of Greenville; her nieces and nephews, Jerimey Davidson, Angela (Justin) Marshall, Chad Davidson, and Kristen (Dan) Sprunger.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 10:30 AM at St. John Catholic Church, 400 N. Spring St, New Paris, Ohio 45347 with Rev. Fr. Gene Vonderhaar officiating. Burial and Rite of Committal will be held at a later date.

Family and friends may visit on Friday, July 20, 2018 from 3 PM until 7 PM at Tribute Funeral Homes, New Madison Campus and also from 9 AM until 10 AM on Saturday. The Rosary will be prayed on Friday evening.

Memorial contributions may be given to State of the Heart Care, 1350 N. Broadway Street, Greenville, Ohio 45331 or St. John Catholic Church, 400 N. Spring St., New Paris, Ohio 45347.

Online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.tributefuneralhomes.com.

Harold Richard Maxwell, Sr. (February 16, 2018)

Harold Richard Maxwell, Sr. passed away peacefully on February 16, 2018 in Henderson, Nevada.

He was born February 2, 1936 in Tipp City, Ohio to the late Adonis and Ruth (Snyder) Maxwell.

Harold served his country honorably in the United Stated Marine Corp. achieving the rank of Corporal.

He was survived by his loving wife, JoAnn Maxwell; 11 children; 17 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; a sister; and a brother.

Graveside services with full military honors will be held at 2PM, Friday, July 20, 2018 at Dayton National Cemetery with Rev. Eric Fee officiating.

Tribute Funeral Homes, Greenville, Campus has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Online condolences may be shared with family at www.tributefuneralhomes.com

William "Bill" Thompson (July 5, 2018)

William "Bill" Thompson, 58, of Greenville, Ohio passed on July 5, 2018.

He was born in Troy, Ohio on August 12, 1959, to the late William and Suzanne (Byers) Thompson.

Bill is survived by his daughters; Misty Selanders of Troy, Christy (Justin) Hilleary of Troy, Janee Thompson of Greenville; his siblings, Cathy (Rc) Bowling of Greenville, Becky (Mike) Filby of New Madison, and Jim (Theresa) Thompson of Greenville; his grandchildren, Joshua Thompson, Taylor Yant, Shyne Couch, Wagner Couch Jr., Ferelyn Hilleary, Zariah Washington, Keagan Wright, and one on the way; his great grandson, Levi Thompson, and one great grandchild on the way; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He is united with his angel grandbaby, Hailey.

Bill loved to play guitar, sing, make silly videos, and crack jokes. His favorite places to go was Jack's Mountain and West Virginia. Bill loved to spend time with family but especially his grandchildren and his dog, Jewels.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to William's family to help with funeral expenses.

Online condolences may be shared with family a www.tributefuneralhomes.com

Virginia Mae Gibson (July 10, 2018)

Virginia Mae Gibson, 89, of Greenville, and formerly of Ansonia, passed away peacefully on July 10, 2018 at Rest Haven Nursing Home in Greenville, Ohio.

Virginia was born on September 3, 1928 in Preble County, Ohio, to the late Andrew and Helen (Bryant) Fellers.

In addition to her parents, Virginia was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Forest W. Gibson; her daughter, Regina Delk; her son-in-law, Brian Delk; her daughter-in-law, Diane Gibson; her sisters Betty Wells, Pauline Bevins, Mary Francis Tegtmeyer-Barnhardt; and her brothers, Billy Fellers, Eldrid Fellers, and Charles Fellers

Virginia and her husband had attended Beamsville Christian Church for many years and they were members of the Swinging 8's Square Dance Club.

Virginia is survived by her children, Forest W.(Cynthia) Gibson, Jr. of Greenville, Rebecca (John Jr.) Lewis, of Arcanum, Robert D. (Josie) Gibson of Mansfield; her grandchildren, Scott (Diana) Gibson, Stacey (Tony) Alexander, Kristie ( Chris) Stump, Jeremy (Angie) Lewis, Robert (Jen) Gibson, Adam (Hallie) Gibson, Jenni Carr, Meghan (Chris) Foster, Alyssa (Scott) Wetzel, Jeff (Colleen) Johnson, and Kristin (Jeff) Gillis; 14 great-grandchildren and one due in September; her brother, Hubert Fellers of Greenville; and several nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 12 PM at Tribute Funeral Homes, Greenville Campus with Pastor Doug Baker officiating. Burial will follow at Greenville Township Memorial Gardens.

Family and friends may visit on Saturday, July 14, 2018 from 11 AM until time of services.

Memorial contributions may be given to State of the Heart Care, 1350 N. Broadway, Greenville, Ohio 45331 or to the Regina and Brian Delk Scholarship, C/O the Darke County Foundation, PO Box 438, Greenville, Ohio 45331.

Online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.tributefuneralhomes.com.

James W. Fletcher Sr. (July 10, 2018)

James W. Fletcher Sr., age 62 of Union City, Indiana passed away at 3:40 PM Tuesday July 10, 2018 at his residence in Union City. James was born August 27, 1955 in Dayton, Ohio and the son of Marjorie (Warmoth) Hawke and the late Leon Talton Fletcher Sr.

James retired in 2016 from Weaver Brothers of Versailles and enjoyed working on cars as well as models.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his Mom Geneva Mabel Fletcher, sister Patricia Copeland and brother Leon Talton Fletcher Jr.

James is survived by his wife Mabel (Crabtree) Fletcher of Union City, Indiana; sons Jody (Brandy) Vanhoose of Grenville and James (Ashlee) Fletcher Jr. of Rossburg; step children Sharon Crabtree of Tipp City, Gayla Crabtree of Greenville and Gary Crabtree Jr. of Union City, Indiana; grandchildren Kristen, Jonathon, Madison, Noah, Autumn and Caleb; step granddaughter Crystal; great grandson Eli; sisters Lavonne Blanton and Lillian McDermott; brothers Curtis Fletcher and John Fletcher as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life will be held from 11:00 AM until 2:00 PM Saturday July 14, 2018 in the First Assembly of God 7219 State Route 118-N Greenville, Ohio.

In lieu of flowers the family would desire Memorial Contributions be given to the family to assist with funeral expenses.

Funeral Arrangements by Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio.

Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com.

Timothy D. “Tiny” Ellis (July 9, 2018)

Timothy D. “Tiny” Ellis age 59, of Greenville passed away at 6:39 AM on Monday, July 9, 2018, at his residence.

Timothy was born August 20, 1958, in Celina to the late John & Helen (Huber) Ellis.

Timothy is survived by his wife, Dorothy (Midlam) Ellis whom he married March 20, 1992; daughters & sons-in-law, Melissa (Ellis) & Doug Schwieterman of Hilliard, Michelle (Spence) & Jeff Headley of Granville and Abby (Baker) Robbins of Greenville; grandchildren, Samantha, Brennan, Brady, Ellie, Emme, Bella Sue, Lily and Liam; brother, Dave (Becky) Ellis of Florida; and sister, Pat (Frank) McCain of Wapakoneta.

A celebration of Timothy’s life will be held Saturday, July 21, 2018, from 2:00 to 5:00 PM at the Moose Lodge in Celina. Arrangements are under the direction of Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Terry Dwain “Hippy” Hodge (July 4, 2018)

Terry Dwain “Hippy” Hodge age 59, of Greenville passed away at 2:30 AM on Wednesday, July 4, 2018, at his residence.

Terry was born January 8, 1959, in St. Marys, Ohio to the late Jeff G. & Ava (Hubbard) Hodge. In addition to his parents, Terry was also preceded in death by his brother, Jerry “Catfish” Hodge; and a niece, Terra Hodge.

Terry is survived by his son, Dwain Hodge of Greenville; step-son, Ronnie Jones of Greenville; significant other, Michelle Rhoades of Greenville; grandson, Dwain Hodge II & Haley Barton; ex-wife, Lisa (Doug) Cole of Greenville; and numerous nieces and nephews. Terry was expecting his 1st great-grandson in December.

Terry worked at Whitt Plastics in Greenville for 25 years and Double D Millwright in Greenville for 4 years. Terry was one of the founding members of the Road Hogg Motorcycle Club.

A celebration of Terry’s life will be held at 1:00 PM on Friday, July 13, 2018 at the Triumphant Christian Center 1129 Southtowne Ct. in Greenville with Rev. Rozie officiating. The family will receive friends on Friday from 12:00 to 1:00 PM at church. Memorial contributions may be made to Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville to help offset funeral expenses. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Ralph E. Knick (July 8, 2018)

Ralph E. Knick, age 97 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 10:10 PM Sunday July 8, 2018 at his residence. He was born April 16, 1921 in Greenville and the son of the late Stanley and Esther (Beisner) Knick.

Ralph retired in 1983 from the United Telephone Company where he had been employed for over 37 years. He was a veteran of WW II serving in the U.S. Army Signal Corp. Also a member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church of Greenville, the Moose Lodge, Elks Lodge, Eagles Lodge where he had attained the Golden Age status, V.F.W., American Legion and Masonic Lodge, all of Greenville. He was also a member of the Telephone Pioneer Association, the Vero Beach, Florida American Polish Club, the American Czech-Slovak Club of Dayton and had been very active in Polka Ballroom dancing. He was also an avid gardener and spent many hours working in his extensive orchard.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Kathryn E. (Hunt) Knick January 19, 2017. They were married February 7, 1942. Also his daughter and son-in-law Connie and Dean Salts; brothers William Knick, Jack Knick, Robert Knick and Donald Knick and a sister Helen Shiverdecker.

Ralph is survived by his son and daughter-in-law Tom and Sharon Knick of Tipp City, Ohio; grandson Scott (Nicole) Knick; great grandchildren Adriana, Parker and Bennett Knick; Special friend Velma Lucas of Greenville as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held 10:30 AM Saturday July 14, 2018 in the St. Paul Lutheran Church 131 East Fourth Street Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Alan Knoke officiating. Burial with Military Honors by the Greenville Veterans Honor Guard will follow in the Greenville Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio and on Saturday 1 hour prior to the service in the church.

The Greenville Masonic Lodge will conduct a Masonic Memorial Service at 7:45 PM Friday in the funeral home.

It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to State of the Heart Hospice Care of Darke County. .

Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com.

Kimberly R. (Palsgrove) Pittaway (July 5, 2018)

Kimberly R. (Palsgrove) Pittaway, 56, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on July 5, 2018 at the Dayton VA Medical Center Hospice.

Kim was born on March 9, 1962 in Troy, Ohio, to the late Floyd and Laura (Drennan) Palsgrove.

In addition to her parents, Kim was preceded in death by her brother, Kirk Palsgrove; her half brother, Sean Palsgrove; her niece, Kelly Baker; her brother-in-law, Gary Embrey; and her sister-in-law, Samantha "Gail" Palsgrove.

Kim served her country honorably in the U.S. Marines Corp. She was a 1980 Graduate of the former Piqua Central High School, and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Bradford. Kim was a home health care aid in England and took much pride in caring for her patients. She loved sitting around and talking with all of her family, friends and neighbors.

Kim is survived by her husband of 12 years, Alan Pittaway of Greenville, whom she married on July 1, 2006; her sons, John (Melissa) Rettlesdorf of Omaha, Nebraska, Andrew (Alex Greene) Rettlesdorf, and Brett Rettlesdorf both of Denver, Colorado; 8 grandchildren; her siblings, Jackie (David) Hernandes of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Kathleen Sue Embrey of London, Kentucky, Robin Palsgrove of Greenville, Mark Palsgrove of London, Kentucky, and Gregg Palsgove of Laverne, Oklahoma; step children, Julie Pittaway of London, England and James (Donna) Pittaway of Oxford, England; and several nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Friday, July 13, 2018 at 10:30 AM at the First Baptist Church of Bradford, 134 West Walnut Street, Bradford, Ohio 45308 with Pastor Mark Lynch officiating. Burial, with full military honors provided by the Greenville Honor Guard, will follow at Harris Creek Cemetery.

Family and friends may visit on Thursday, July 12, 2018 from 5 PM until 7 PM at Tribute Funeral Homes, Greenville Campus.

Memorial contributions may be given to Kim's Family, with envelopes provided at the funeral home or through facebook, www.facebook.com/donate/704165463248241

Online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.tributefuneralhomes.com.

Kenneth "Kenny" Shiverdecker (July 6, 2018)

Kenneth "Kenny" Shiverdecker, 85, of Greenville, passed away Friday, July 6, 2018 at Reid Hospital in Richmond, Indiana.

He was born January 25, 1933 to the late Roy and Celia (Armstrong) Shiverdecker.

In addition to his parents, Kenny was preceded in death by his wife, Janet Shiverdecker; his daughter, Sheila Slauter; his siblings, Richard Shiverdecker, Wilma Routzong, and Evelyn Stuck.

Kenny was retired from Corning. He enjoyed golfing, throwing darts, playing cards and being a jokester.

He is survived by his son, Brian Shiverdecker of Greenville; his grandchildren, Laci (Willis)Yaney of Greenville, Brandi (Rob) Byram of Ansonia, Katelyn Shiverdecker of Piqua, Jesica Shiverdecker of Pleasant Hill, Christina Shiverdecker of Troy; his great-grandchildren, Bailey, Brooklyn, Braxton, Michael, and Makynna; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Kenny’s life will be held at 7 pm on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at Tribute Funeral Homes, Greenville Campus, with Rev. Eric Fee officiating.

The family will be receiving guests on Tuesday from 4 pm until the time of the service at 7 pm at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Darke County Cancer Association, 1111 Sweitzer St c, Greenville, Ohio, 45331

Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.tributefuneralhomes.com

Howard "Bud" Best (July 5, 2018)

Howard "Bud" Best, 71, of Castine, ohio, passed away July 5, 2018 at Maple Gardens in Eaton, Ohio.

He was born December 2, 1946 in Greenville to the late Howard and Patricia (Masters) Best.

In addition to his parents, Bud was preceded in death by his daughter, Margaret Best.

Bud served his country honorably in the United States Air Force from May 24, 1966 to May 16, 1970, serving in the Vietnam War as a bomb loader.Bud was born and raised on a farm and had a passion for farming, God and his family. Bud enjoyed John Deere tractors and owned a 1940 Model B which was nicknamed “Ole Johnny”. He was a truck driver most of his life and attended Bible Fellowship Church in Greenville. Bud was not only a father to his own children, but he had claimed three of Elizabeth’s friends as his own, he called them "his girls".

Bud is survived by his wife of 47 years, Sue Ellen (Eubank) Best, whom he married on June 25, 1971; his daughters, Shari (Jeff) Wappelhorst of Greenville, Rebecca Best, and family, of Australia, and Elizabeth Best of Castine; his grandchildren, Mariah (Chris) North, Joey Wapplehorst, Zephaniah and Addelaide Cass, and Josselynn Best; his daughters-in-love, Heather Baker, Danielle House, Jenni Delk, and April Tedore, who preceded Bud in death. Bud also leaves behind several special friends, Charlotte Fletcher, Danny and Nickie Lee, John and Myra Paulus, and Walt and Darlene Bruchey.

A Celebration of Bud's life will be held at 2 pm on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at Bible Fellowship Church, 7757 Greenville-Celina Road, Greenville Ohio, with Pastor Scott Gruber officiating.

Following the service, the family will be receiving guests and sharing memories until 5pm at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the VA Medical Center, 4100 W. Third Street, Dayton, Ohio 45428.

The family has entrusted Tribute Funeral Homes with the arrangements.

Online condolences may be shared with family a www.tributefuneralhomes.com

Robert D. Sharp (July 6, 2018)

Robert D. Sharp age 96, of Greenville passed away at 7:25 AM on Friday, July 6, 2018, at Oakley Place in Greenville.

Robert was born August 29, 1921, in Darke County to the late Leroy A. & Marie T. (Brooks) Sharp. In addition to his parents, Robert was also preceded in death by his wife, Georgana M. (Best) Sharp on February 27, 2007, whom he married March 27, 1948; brothers, A.D., Victor and Verne Sharp; and sister, Maxine Bruss.

Robert is survived by his daughters & son-in-law, Vicki & Dan Phillippi of Troy and Debbie Mitchell of Greenville; grandchildren, Matt & Carrie Phillippi of Mason, Katie & Jeff Cook of Akron and Gabrielle Sharp of Greenville; great-grandchildren, Max, Andrew, Dylan and Benjamin; brother & sister-in-law, Verla & Harriette Sharp of Greenville; and nieces, nephews, close friends and neighbors too numerous to mention.

Robert served in the U.S. Coast Guard during WWII. He retired in 1989 from Cadillac Gage in Greenville with 22 years of service. He was a member of the Greenville American Legion and Eagles Lodge. Robert enjoyed growing tomatoes, making homemade apple cider and watching the Cincinnati Reds.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 AM on Wednesday, July 11, 2018, at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor Todd Reish officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Cemetery with full military honors conducted by the Greenville Veteran’s Honor Guard. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at the funeral home. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Friday, July 6, 2018

Christopher Norbert Apple (July 2, 2018)

Christopher Norbert Apple, 52 of Versailles, Ohio passed away on Monday July 2, 2018 at 4:29 PM at his residence. He was born February 8, 1966 in Greenville, Ohio the son of Carol J. (Booher) Apple of Versailles and the late Harold R. Apple. He worked as Fleet Manager at RK Hydrovac Inc.

He was a member of St. Denis Catholic Church; Celina Moose Lodge; he loved to fish, work on things and go camping with his friends.

He is preceded in death by his father.

He is survived by his mother; his wife: Candace A. (Tobias) Apple of Versailles whom he married June 27, 1992; his children & spouse: Ashlyn L. Apple of Versailles & Denver C. & Katey Apple of Covington; his brother & sister in law: Richard “Rick” & Michele Apple of Versailles; sisters & brothers in law: Denise & Mike Weyrick of Greenville, Jill & Tom Kuntzman of Columbus, Beth & Scott Subler of Versailles.

A celebration of life will be held on Tuesday July 10, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home, Versailles, Ohio with Rev. Fr. Jim Duell officiating. Family will receive friends from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM on Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to James Cancer Research Hospital or State of the Heart Care.

Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Rita Deschambeau (July 6, 2018)

Rita Deschambeau, age 94 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 8:45 AM Friday July 6, 2018 in the Brethren Retirement Community of Greenville. Rita was born October 13, 1923 in Chicago, Illinois and was the sixth and last child of the late Frank and Julia (Isbaner) Adamaitis.

She met her future husband, George, in her first year of high school. They were married in 1943 and remained married until his passing in 1990.

The couple moved from the Chicago area, in 1966 to Maitland, (Orlando) Florida. In 1972 they moved into their lifelong dream home on Lake Brantley, in Longwood, Florida. She remained in that home until relocating to the Brethren Retirement Community in Greenville, Ohio in July 2012.

Rita was a devout Catholic, attending the Annunciation Catholic Church in Longwood, Florida and later the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Greenville. Also throughout her life she had enjoyed cooking, crocheting, square dancing as well as round dancing.

In addition to her parents and husband George, she was preceded in death by four brothers and one sister.

Rita is survived by her son Wayne and daughter-in-law Sharon of Greenville, Ohio; three grandsons Brian (Manisha) of Oceanside, CA., Jason (Meredith) of Doylestown, PA., Christopher (Heather) of Wilmington, DE., and six great grandchildren.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 AM Tuesday July 10, 2018 in the St. Mary’s Catholic Church 233 West Third Street Greenville, Ohio with Rev. Father John R. White officiating. Private Committal services will be held in Longwood, Florida at a later date.

In lieu of flowers the family would desire Memorial Contributions be given to the Brethren Retirement Community 750 Chestnut Street Greenville, Ohio, 45331.

Arrangements by Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio.

Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com.

Dianna Sue Griffin (July 2, 2018)

Dianna Sue Griffin, 65, of Greenville, passed away on Monday, July 2, 2018 at Good Samaritan Hospital, North.

Dianna was born on April 15,1953 in Portland, Indiana, to the late Otto and Lela (Romine) Ashley.

In addition to her parents, Dianna was preceded in death by her daughter, John-Anna Beam, and her sister, Karen Cox.

Dianna was a wonderful and loving person and would do anything for her family. She loved her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren more than anything and her absence will be felt by everyone.

Dianna is survived by her children, David (Acie) Griffin of Greenville, Jean-Nette Griffin of Greenville, and Nicholas (Tosha) Griffin of Hawaii; 15 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; her sisters, Judy (Walt) Stewart of Greenville and Jeanie Frances of Versailles.

A Celebration of Life memorial service will be held at 11am on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at Tribute Funeral Homes, Greenville Campus with Rev. Eric Fee officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Township Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends from 10am until the time of the service at 11am at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.tributefuneralhomes.com

Thursday, July 5, 2018

E. Irene Coppock (July 1, 2018)

E. Irene Coppock, age 75 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 10:44 PM Sunday July 1, 2018 at the Cottages of Clayton in Clayton, Ohio. Irene was born February 24, 1943 in Piqua, Ohio and the daughter of the late William Richard and Hazel I. (Mullins) Nill.

She was retired having driven a school bus for the Greenville City School System for many years. Later she drove semi-truck with her husband, then went to Tennessee and drove a bus for Opryland returning to Greenville to work as a nurse’s aide at Heartland Nursing Home, finally retiring in 2013. She was also a very active member of the Triumphant Christian Center and the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary both of Greenville.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Norvin D. “Red” Coppock in June of 1994.

Irene is survived by her children John (Chrissy) Coppock of Texas, Debbie (Greg) Sturgill of Greenville and Cindy Coppock and special friend Will Vance of Dayton; grandchildren Joshua Sturgill, Michael Coppock and Colin Coppock; step grandchildren Tiffany (Andrew) Martin and Chelsea (Travis) Jeffers; 9 Great Grandchildren; sisters Pat (Jerry) Onkst and Marilyn (Mike) Wert of Greenville and Jean (Marvin) Nickell of Nashville, Tenn., as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday July 7, 2018 at the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Sam Shilot officiating. Burial will follow in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 1:00 PM until time of the services in the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers the family would desire Memorial Contributions be given to Vitas Hospice 3055 Kettering Blvd., Suite 400 Moraine, Ohio, 45439.

Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com.



















Patricia Jane (Wilt) King (July 1, 2018)

Patricia Jane (Wilt) King, 61, of Eldorado, Ohio, passed away on July 1, 2018.

Patty was born on May 24, 1957 in Greenville, Ohio, to the late Richard "Dick" and Mary Lou (Hershey) Wilt.

In addition to her parents, Patricia is preceded in death by her brothers, Ricky Wilt and Willie Wilt.

Patty loved her God, her family, and her church. As a very hard worker, and with a great heart for service, Patty was deeply involved with the church. She sang in the choir, led music, taught bible study as well as Sunday school. She was also a deacon and licensed lay speaker. Aside from the church, Patty has a passion for music that ran deep within her soul. When she wasn't singing or playing her guitar, she was enjoying herself with friends and family playing games or reading a good book. She also loved swimming and long walks on the beach. She was a strong woman who loved to the fullest and will be greatly missed.

Patty is survived by her husband of 34 years, Pastor Donald King of Eldorado, whom she married on October 15, 1983; her daughter, Faith King of Eldorado; her siblings, Debbie (Quincy) Guess of Richmond, Indiana, Gary Wilt of Bradford, Victor Wilt of New Madison, and Lou Ann (Tony) Lindamood of New Madison; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

A Celebration of Life memorial service will be held on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at 7 PM at Prices Creek Church of the Brethren, 8578 Monroe Central Road, West Manchester, Ohio with Pastor Dewayne Heck officiating.

Family and friends may visit on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 from 6 PM until time of services at the church.

Memorial contributions may be given to Prices Creek Church, 8578 Monroe Central Road, West Manchester, Ohio 45382.

The family has entrusted Tribute Funeral Homes with the arrangements.

Online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.tributefuneralhomes.com.

Thomas E. Bowman (June 24, 2018)

Thomas E. Bowman, 66, of Greenville, passed away peacefully on June 24, 2018 at Maple Gardens in Eaton, Ohio.

He was born on October 21, 1951 in Troy, Ohio to the late Walter E. Bowman and Mary Barbara (Yenger) McGlinch.

In addition to his parents, Tom was preceded in death by his sister, Kathryn Sue Kunzweiler.

Tom served his country honorably in the United States Army and was a 1971 graduate of Greenville High School. Tom worked many years for Sheller Globe in Union City until his disability prevented him from working. He enjoyed bowling and going to his class reunions. He loved his children and grandchildren dearly.

Tom is survived by his sons, David Bowman of Greenville, and Tim (Tammy) Bowman of Sidney, Ohio; his grandchildren, Devan, Brendan, Hunter, Skylar and Ashtin Bowman; his sister, Mary Kay (Brent) Henninger of Arcanum; his niece, Brandi (Eric) Edger of Arcanum, his nephew, Brent Henniger, II of Arcanum; and his great nieces and nephews, Dakota, Chelsi, Madison and Selah.

A Celebration of Life memorial service will be held at 11AM, Saturday, July 7, 2018 at Tribute Funeral Homes, Greenville Campus with Rev. Eric Fee officiating. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery in Troy, Ohio with a 12PM graveside service.

Family and friends may visit from 10AM until the time of the service at 11AM on Saturday, at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.tributefuneralhomes.com